brought to dinner by keith. served at selkirk manor. shared with keith, jean and pat. we have had this wine 3 times before from keith's cellar. it has shown ups and downs over the years. the last bottle we had on 8/2013 showed exceptionally well. tonight's wine was enjoyable but not very exciting. unfortunately it was overshadowed by the 1982 chateau meyney that preceded it. the wine continues to be remarkably youthful and not the least bit tired. yet, it stilll need some coaxing to get the nose going. nice dark fruit. perhaps it needed a decant or more air as it improved somewhat in the glass. historians say that this was a difficult period for the producer. more recent vintages have garnered very favorable reviews.
brought to dinner at selkirk manor by keith. we were celebrating keith and jean's 50th wedding anniversary. at the table were myself, pat, keith, jean, marty and sandy. we have had this wine twice before. this wine has really come around. has improved by leaps and bounds. fragile and fully saturated cork extracted in several segments. yet the wine is in excellent condition. enjoyable immediately upon pouring. also improves significantly in the glass becoming fuller and rounder. Deep purple/black color. Classic claret nose - blackcurrant, hints of pencil shavings. Delicious long lasting palate dominated by blackcurrant. well structured, with notes of earth and old wood. Bright acidity and firm tannins portend many more enjoyable years ahead. One would never guess this is a 30 year old wine. i have extended longevity one year but will continue to watch tasting notes from others with amazement.
It had thrown a good crust on bottle. The colour was good, let rest in decanter for an hour. Great structure, excellent tannins and acids, good mouthfeel. Probably lacked some mid palate fruit but a lovely wine with plenty still to give.
Classic claret nose - blackcurrant, tobacco, leather, hints of pencil shavings, damp curtains. Delicious long lasting palate dominated by blackcurrant, steely and structured, with notes of coffee, spices, old wood, hints of menthol. Bright acidity, surprisingly gripping tannins. You would never guess this is a 30 year old wine, it has at least another 10-20 years left in it. Better to drink 'young' than past its prime, however.
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(Chat Pontet Canet) VaynerPAZZZ; COLOR-dark, really nice; NOSE-armpit, barley soup mixed w/ locker room, Dunkin Donut coffee; TASTE-green asparagus, very dry, food wine, mushroom soup, great mouth feel, acidity still very strong; still very youthful (if blind tested I would have thought it was 2001), very rich, medium body, red beet meets asparagus on the finish, nice but not profound; RP-86; GV-89
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